The Democratic National Committee governs the Democratic Party. The Republican National Committee governs the Republican Party. And the Prohibition National Committee governs the Prohibition Party. That political party was formed in 1869 and continues to exist today.
Prohibition National Committee
A small faction of the Prohibition Party said it was the Party. A larger group said it represented the Prohibition National Committee. That committee governs the Party.
The Committee reported this.
“An alleged ‘2003 nominating convention’ of the Prohibition Party was held at the Chairman’s home in Lakewood, Colorado on June 12-13, 2003. Some members of the National Committee were not notified in advance that the meeting was being held. Others were told by Chairman Earl F. Dodge that they would not be admitted. Eight people were present. Chairman Dodge, his two daughters, and five other members supportive of Dodge. In addition to failing to observe the By-Laws requirement for prior notification, there was not a quorum.”1
The Committee declared all actions of that illegal meeting null and void.
The split in the party apparently arose from allegations that Earl Dodge had misused Prohibition Party funds. It was also charged that Dodge kept secrets from party members. That he refused to give the treasurer any information about finances. That he repeatedly stole property from party members and others. And that there were other problems.
The majority group ran Gene Amondson as its presidential candidate during the 2004 election. That ticket got 1,944 votes. The minority ran Dodge. That ticket got 146 votes.
Earl Dodge died in 2007.
The Party’s structure is simple. This is it.
- Prohibition National Committee.
- National Prohibition Foundation.
- Partisan Prohibition Historical Society.
- Prohibitionists’ caucus.
- All state and local affiliates.
- The National Prohibitionist, June, 2003, p. 1.